HOW WE GOT HERE: No one believed that Trump could win!

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Part 4—At long last, Maddow confesses:
Why did Rachel mug and clown her way through the Trump/Clinton campaign?

Why did she duck every serious issue? Why did she use her time to entertain us, helping us learn to adore her more fully?

Last night, the multimillionaire corporate star finally spilled concerning her own past indolence. She made her confession roughly ten minutes into her TV show as she read from a 1996 police report, and from divorce records, concerning domestic violence charges brought against Steve Bannon.

Maddow spent the first nine minutes reading from those records, which became public last August. Then, she made her confession:
MADDOW (2/15/17): The Trump campaign actually never commented as to whether or not they were aware of this stuff in Steve Bannon's past when he was brought on to run the campaign.

And you know, eventually that story just faded out of the news.

To be fair, there was a lot going on at the time. And honestly, I think part of the reason that story went away, after it was first reported in August, is because in, you know, late August, early September, nobody really believed Donald Trump could conceivably win the presidency. Right?

So whatever kind of characters he was bringing on to rescue his sinking ship of a campaign, I think everybody assumed they would all be out of the news sooner or later. Why bother going into too much depth?

But then they won. And Steve Bannon leapt from the campaign to the White House.
To watch the whole segment, click here. The confession starts around the 9:20 mark.

Last evening, Maddow spent her first nine minutes reading from the police report which became public last August. After that, she explained why "eventually, that story just faded out of the news."

You might have thought she was explaining why other news orgs let the story go. Just for the record, it might be worth recording the amount of attention the story received on her show.

Last night, Maddow spent the first ten minutes reading from the 1996 police report about Bannon. Back in August, she herself barely discussed this matter at all.

On August 26, she offered a perfunctory, two-minute overview of the facts which had just surfaced that day. After that, on Maddow's show, the story instantly "faded away." To all intents and purposes, she never mentioned it again.

Should Maddow have mentioned this topic more often during the campaign? Not necessarily, no. For today, we're most interested in the reason she gave for the way the story "eventually faded away."

This is what she said:

"And honestly, I think part of the reason that story went away...is because in, you know, late August, early September, nobody really believed Donald Trump could conceivably win the presidency. Right?"

We're glad to see that the cable star was being honest this time. But nobody believed that Trump could win?

We're sorry, but that isn't right. We're sorry, but that's just wrong.

Most likely, it's true! World-class flyweights—people like Maddow—may have believed there was no way Trump could possibly win. After all, our biggest stars were filling our heads with that enjoyable pap.

As late as the Friday before the election, Professor Wang was telling us, on Lawrence's show, that only a major weather event could conceivably give Trump a chance to win! True-believing bloggers had spooned this porridge on a weekly basis, endearing themselves to the liberal readers who were thus misled.

Last night, to her credit, Maddow at last confessed! Apparently, she too had been among the group who assumed there was no way Trump could win. Is that why she clowned for seventeen months during this White House election?

Next week, we'll offer a slightly more detailed review of the remarkable ways Maddow avoided the major issues which defined this election. But on November 8, Donald J. Trump pulled an inside straight and won.

Given the manifest craziness of the winner, it was one of the most embarrassing losses a political party, movement or group has ever arranged to sustain. Last night, Rachel confessed the reasons for her role in this dangerous debacle.

Will we liberals now stage an "autopsy" of last year's election? Will we examine the varying roles our cluelessness played in this embarrassing gong-show?

Not real freaking likely! As you know, we prefer to blame the debacle on Them, Those People, the ones Over There. It rarely enters our extremely thick heads that we had been paving the road to defeat for at least twenty-five years.

In Rachel Maddow's clowning clown world, we savants were shocked, just shocked, by the fact that Trump pulled that inside straight and won. In fact, it had always been possible that he could win. But, as Rachel admitted last night, corporate stars were too dumb to know that. This explains why they gamboled and played.

On November 9, we were shocked, just shocked. This Sunday, in the Washington Post, Dana Milbank described the troubled state in which some of us have found ourselves in the wake of our latest disaster:
MILBANK (2/12/17): I’ve heard it scores of times from Americans frightened, angry or depressed about President Trump: “What can I do?”

I recommend to each of them the same regimen I follow myself: Exercise regularly, spend time with family and drink a quart of Everclear every night.

But such self-care, as the mental-health practitioners call it, only goes so far. For much of America—the majority of the country that did not vote for Donald Trump—the election has brought about what’s known as a “collective trauma,” not unlike the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Then, we stockpiled duct tape, packed go bags and hatched family escape plans—giving us an illusory sense of control over the unimaginable (and, in retrospect, overblown) threats of chemical, biological and radioactive attacks. Now a majority of those on the left, as well as many moderates and conservatives, fear not some unknown terrorist cell but our own president, wary of the calamity he could unleash with his recklessness. One moment he’s attacking the federal judiciary; the next moment he’s assaulting Australia—or Nordstrom.

The erratic behavior makes millions of people feel powerless and out of control, which leads to anxiety, anger and despair.
We'll be honest—we didn't know what Everclear was, and Milbank mentioned it three times. For a full report from the leading authority, you can just click here.

We do think people have every right to feel depressed and fearful about our new President Trump. We also know who failed those people during the 25-year nap in the woods which largely explains how we got here.

Rank-and-file liberals have been badly served by their overpaid, self-dealing leadership groups. They've been badly served by cable stars who mug and clown to help us adore them. They've been badly served by other major groups too.

Next week, we'll call the roll of some of those groups. Tomorrow, we'll take a look at why we do need leaders.

As he continued, Milbank told his readers what they could do to battle their fear and depression, and to battle Trump. Some of his suggestions were strange. We've seen others which are worse.

The rank and file will always need guidance from leaders who offer good, sound advice. Tomorrow, we'll show you how true that truism is.

We'll show you several ideas which have emerged concerning the way we can battle Trump. We've started our fight exactly too late. Plus, our ideas are no good!

Tomorrow: Join a book club, Milbank says. Or possibly join the Elks!

66 comments:

  1. Hello Every One Out Here
    Jewel Carol, I'm from New Jersey USA. Getting back your husband after a divorce, break up. My husband and I have been through every top reason for divorce; financial struggles, bankruptcy, stressful jobs, becoming parents when we weren't ready (neither one of us would give our kids back just the amount of stress is overwhelming) we fought ALL the time over anything and everything. I threatened divorce all the time. One day after a fight I said I was done and filling. He told me he wasn't in love with me any more. After a day or two of cooling off I realized that divorce is not what I wanted. No, our marriage was not healthy but we had so much going against us an neither one of us were trying. I begged for him to forgive me and that I didn't mean it. He told me he loved me but wasn't in love with me any more. Those words hurt and I believed him. After a month or two he also backed out of the divorce and didn't want to leave me. We also saw THREE different couples counsellors who did not help us at all. (Maybe just bad luck) we still have our moments but not as bad as before. We BOTH read a book called "Love and Respect" i read a great testimony of him that he help many to fight against their divorce marriage and broken relationship so i email him straight ahead at solutionoflovespelltemple@hotmail.com and explain the fight between me and my husband, so he gave me assurance and guarantee that my husband will come back again and forgive me just 2 days after the spell. so that was how Dr. Ogbefi help me out on my divorce problem with my husband he is really good and real man of his words plz if you need any help like my, advise goes to Dr. Ogbefi at solutionoflovespelltemple@hotmail.com, call or And also Reach him on WhatsApp Number: +2349057915709 Thanks Dr. Ogbefi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am Max Hannah, and I base in United states...My life is back!!! After 1 years of Broken marriage, my husband left me with two kids . I felt like my life was about to end i almost committed suicide, i was emotionally down for a very long time. Thanks to a spell caster called Dr Ogundu, which i met online. On one faithful day, as I was browsing through the internet,I came across allot of testimonies about this particular spell caster. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, some testified that he restores womb,and other sickness, some testified that he can cast a spell to stop divorce and so on. i also come across one particular testimony,it was about a woman called Sonia,she testified about how he brought back her Ex lover in less than 2 days, and at the end of her testimony she dropped Dr Ogundu's e-mail address. After reading all these,I decided to give it a try. I contacted him via email and explained my problem to him. In just 48hours, my husband came back to me. We resolved our issues, and we are even happier than before Dr Ogundu, He is really a gifted man and i will not stop publishing him because he is a wonderful man... If you have a problem and you are looking for a real and genuine spell caster to solve all your problems for you. Try Dr Ogundu anytime, he might be the answer to your problems. contact the great Doctor through this mail: drogunduspellcaster@gmail.com

      Delete


    2. PROPHET LUCKY THE BEST AND POWERFUL SPELL CASTER CONTACT HIM THROUGH HIS WEBSITE ON:
      https://luckyspelltemple.wordpress.com

      This has really worked and I am proud to testify of it. I saw a post on how a lady got her man back by Prophet Lucky. He helped her to get her Ex Husband back. My Husband divorce me 2 years ago to live with another woman and i have try to let go of him but i could not, so i try to do many things to get him back and he refuse to come back to me. I visit a forum one day for tips to get him back and there is saw a lady testifying of how Prophet Lucky helped he to get her man back after he was tie down with a spell by another woman and Prophet Lucky was the one that help her. Although I never believed in spiritual work I reluctantly tried him because I was desperate and i contact him and explain my problems to him, to my greatest surprise Prophet Lucky helped me to bring back my man after 2 days and now my relationship is now perfect just as he promised. Getting your ex back permanently spell does not only bring back someone you love but it will also re-ignite your lovers feelings for you to be as happy with that person. My man now treats me like a queen and always say he love me all the time. If you are passing through difficulties in your relationship Email him for urgent help. luckyspelltemple@gmail.com

      Delete
  2. Trump didn't win the election. First, he lost the popular vote. Second, the Russians hacked the election and sabotaged the winning candidate by dribbling out WikiLeaks emails treated as mini-scandals (despite being routine business). Third, the FBI pretended to find damaging info on the leading candidate implying she was lying and dirty. Fourth, the FBI found new info right before the voting to remind people that she was dirty. Fifth, the media ignored the real problems with the leading candidate's opponent (as described above). Sixth, the Russians bought and paid for same-party opposition on the left to hobble the leading candidate among her own likely voters, including both Stein and Sanders. Seventh, the incumbent president refused to act upon intelligence showing that the Republican candidate had colluded with Russia to swing the election.

    None of this was election business as usual. It was highly unusual. Nevertheless, everyone pretended that Trump won fair and square because no one wanted Hillary to actually win. They were more afraid of a female President than of a Russian puppet and incompetent running our government. What does that say about us as a people? Somerby doesn't want to talk about that.

    Instead he wants to pretend liberals were sleeping in the woods and didn't take Trump seriously and was engaged in name-calling and identity politics instead of rallying behind Bernie. Somerby has to be the most blind person to write a blog in the history of politics.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wikileaks leaked the truth and Trump won. The FBI reported the truth about an investigation and Trump won. What do you have against voters knowing the truth?

      We hear there is no voter fraud, so that means the voters decided to elect Trump. It had nothing to do with Comey or Russia or Fake News. Hillary was that bad. "We're stupid and nobody likes us" is the fact about progressives that elected Trump and Hillary's famous deplorable speech did more than anything else to remind voters how stupid and unlikable she was.

      Delete
    2. "No one wanted Hillary to actually win"

      I wonder how she got all those votes then in the primary and in the general election.

      "They were all more afraid of a female President ..."

      Yep, they are all just a bunch of sexists. Especially the tens of millions of women who did not vote for Hillary.

      Really, I was surprised by that. I thought Hillary would win more of the women vote. If a majority of white women had supported her, she would have won.

      Delete
    3. We are dumb. Everyone hates us so much. We are smug and think we're great but we are TOTAL assholes. We are like Maddow: smug dicks who think they are smarter than others. Hillary was horrible. She bought into the illusion that we are smart. She lost. People hate us because we are jerks and suck.

      Delete
    4. Somerby is dead on when says we are dumb. He is 100% correct although a lot us don't see it.

      Delete
    5. If you are waiting for someone to argue with you and tell you that you are not dumb, that isn't going to happen.

      Delete
    6. The same goes for you. And remember you are also an asshole and a smug dick. Everyone hates you outside of your circle of fellow smug liberal assholes and jerks. We are hated because of it. You get it it not?

      Delete
    7. I don't really exactly understand it either. It doesn't feel good realizing that you are a dumb, smug, snotty dick but it's really time we all faced up to the fact that we are.

      Delete
    8. Here the deal. You're a dick. And your dumb. And everyone hates you. Look at Maddow objectively. She is a totally dumb dick. Just an asshole. You are too. We all are. And we're huge losers because of it. We should try to fix it. Try to be understanding, smart and I don't know. Caring or something

      Delete
    9. "Wikileaks leaked the truth and Trump won."
      Someone who gave money to the Clinton Charities asked for a personal meeting with HRC, but didn't get one.
      Meanwhile Trump runs a fake charity which buys paintings of himself for his buildings with money given for charitable causes.
      See? Both sides are equally corrupt.

      Yours truly,

      The corporate-owned mainstream media.

      Delete
    10. No one who gave money to Clinton charities got access in return. Nope. Not one much less dozens and dozens. Never ever. We believe her.

      Delete
    11. 2:57 PM,
      So I should believe you, and not the results of 8 official Republican-led investigations into Clinton , which turned up nothing but the idea she might be sloppy with her emails?
      Cool. If it's not fake news, I'm sure you can find some proof for your wild accusations.

      Delete
    12. Testimony of Restoration with the help of Martinez Lexie(Lexieloancompany@yahoo.com OR +18168926958)..

      I have been in financial mess for the past months, I'm a single mum with kids to look after. My name is Renee Joan Rothell, and am from Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. A couple of weeks ago My friend visited me and along our discussion she told me about Mr Martinez Lexie of ( Lexieloancompany@yahoo.com ); that he can help me out of my financial situation, I never believed cause I have spend so much money on different loan lenders who did nothing other than running away with my money. She advised, I gave it a try because she and some of her colleagues were rescued too by this Godsent lender with loans to revive their dying businesses and paying off bills. so I mailed him and explain all about my financial situation and therefore took me through the loan process which was very brief and easy.. After that my loan application worth 78,000.00 USD was granted, all i did was to follow the processing and be cooperative and today I am a proud business owner sharing the testimony of God-sent Lender. You can as well reach him through the Company website: http://lexieloans.bravesites.com OR text: +18168926958

      Delete


    13. PROPHET LUCKY THE BEST AND POWERFUL SPELL CASTER CONTACT HIM THROUGH HIS WEBSITE ON:
      https://luckyspelltemple.wordpress.com

      This has really worked and I am proud to testify of it. I saw a post on how a lady got her man back by Prophet Lucky. He helped her to get her Ex Husband back. My Husband divorce me 2 years ago to live with another woman and i have try to let go of him but i could not, so i try to do many things to get him back and he refuse to come back to me. I visit a forum one day for tips to get him back and there is saw a lady testifying of how Prophet Lucky helped he to get her man back after he was tie down with a spell by another woman and Prophet Lucky was the one that help her. Although I never believed in spiritual work I reluctantly tried him because I was desperate and i contact him and explain my problems to him, to my greatest surprise Prophet Lucky helped me to bring back my man after 2 days and now my relationship is now perfect just as he promised. Getting your ex back permanently spell does not only bring back someone you love but it will also re-ignite your lovers feelings for you to be as happy with that person. My man now treats me like a queen and always say he love me all the time. If you are passing through difficulties in your relationship Email him for urgent help. luckyspelltemple@gmail.com

      Delete
  3. Rachel didn't win Trump the election. Guys like Somerby did. Guys like Somerby and the rest of the liberal blogosphere thought they could hold their nose and vote for Clinton while writing day in and day out about her flaws and weaknesses and the rest of the electorate would do the same because of how obviously awful Trump was. It didn't work out that way.

    The voters who read their columns took them seriously and decided Clinton was unacceptable. Then they either voted for Trump to shake things up or they stayed home or they went third party.

    If you cannot support the best qualified candidate to come down the pike, then you don't deserve nice things. You get what you earned. And you guys definitely earned the clown you helped put into office. Hope you like him.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you read Somerby's blog during the 2016 election and thought that he was advising people to "hold their nose" and vote for HRC, you need some help. If you believe that Trump voters will "get what [they] earned," you need to look inside and see what is wrong with yourself. Please learn to feel some empathy and love for your fellow man, even those who are very imperfect and flawed. Here is a good place to start: https://www.amazon.com/Stride-Toward-Freedom-Montgomery-Story/dp/0062504908

      Delete
    2. He didn't write day in and out about her flaws and weaknesses though.

      Delete
    3. The only things I heard Somerby say about the election were that he preferred Bernie and Trump needed to be defeated. He never expressed support or enthusiasm for Clinton. He did criticize her.

      I have a great deal of empathy for people on a personal level. I dislike them as a species.

      Somerby's message here is confused.

      Trump is as truly awful as many of the leaders of other countries around the world. In our American exceptionalism, we thought we couldn't elect someone like him. We were wrong because our electorate is no different than people elsewhere and our mechanisms of government are apparently no better than those of other countries. Our best hope is the fact that Trump is 70 and doesn't seem to have any successor to transfer power to.

      Loving the people who gave us Trump isn't going to help or change anything. It is an opiate for those who wish to avoid reality. We will all struggle through this situation the best we can, because that is what people do. But we could have had a real president and now we don't.

      Delete
    4. People who elected Trump are people who love their children more than they love patting themselves on the back for their distorted sense of morality. As the country fails further, there will only be more people who love their children getting woke to what the progressives are doing to the country.

      Delete
    5. anon 11:32 and 1:10 - you seem to have an obsessive belief that TDH was a big backer of Sanders over Clinton. Maybe he wasn't worshipful of Clinton, but I read him every day, and don't know where you get that idea. I doubt you could identify 5 posts that support your position.

      Delete
    6. Somerby said several times he supported Sanders. He never supported Clinton. He wrote several articles analyzing CDS in the media, especially in Dowd and Matthews. His point was media malfeasance. He never said positive things about Clinton as a candidate or urged anyone to vote for her. Go look. You can use Google too.

      Delete
    7. anon 8:15 I asked you to identify 5 such posts and you are unable to identify even one - indicating that there are not any at all.

      Delete
    8. I told you to search yourself. Just go to Search This Blog and put in search terms: Hillary Clinton. You get more than 5 instances where he says nothing whatsoever about voting for her but goes to great lengths to complain about Maureen Dowd and Chris Matthews's Clinton Derangement Syndrome, itemizing their wrongdoing.
      Then put in Sanders. Back on July 5 2015 he says:
      "We like Bernie Sanders’ politics a lot. We can also imagine him losing 49 states." after he criticizes someone for unfairly omitting his biographical info.
      On April 8, 2016 he says: "This year, Candidate Sanders is highly authentic, unlike Candidate Clinton. If Sanders wins the nomination, we'll be first in line to vote for him, as would have been true with Tsongas and Bradley before him."
      Later in that piece he says again: "In November, we'll be first in line to vote for Candidate Sanders. That said, this ancient, tremendously stupid pattern really does get a bit old."
      On October 16, 2015, he goes to great lengths to express a preference for Sanders despite Krugman's praise of Clinton, analyzing how Clinton gets shafted by debate coverage:
      "On the whole, we thought Candidate Sanders was superb in Tuesday night’s debate. We thought Candidate Clinton was very good too. We’ll happily vote for either one depending on who gets nominated." Despite this statement, he fawns over statements by Bernie while saying Clinton is "pretty good too". More of that lukewarm enthusiasm that really brought out the voters for her.

      Delete
    9. Continuing:

      Then there is this on April 11, 2016. At the end, Sanders said something dumb but Clinton (who may also have said something dumb) is being Clintonesque. Somerby doesn't quite explain what he means by that and leaves us thinking that Clinton is more venal than Sanders:
      “With apologies: Four days after his rather dumb remark, Candidate Sanders was still being a bit "Clintonesque," at least in that part of his discussion, not unlike his wife before him.
      In fairness, Candidate Sanders is running for office. Understandably, he probably didn't want to say that he simply said one thing that was inaccurate and another thing that was dumb.
      But as the person who's been cast as "authentic," he gets to shimmy around quite a bit in resolving matters like this, in the manner of Candidates Bradley and McCain before him. He is allowed to be "Clintonesque." Candidate Clinton is not.
      (Candidate Clinton didn't quite say that? Earth to dude, four days later: she didn't say it at all!)
      Inevitably, a candidate will say dumb things in the course of a long campaign; in this instance, Candidate Sanders said something that was basically dumb. But because he's been cast as the official "authentic" candidate, he gets a lot of leeway in spinning such matters. And, because of prevailing press corps culture, no one is going to examine that other question:
      When he's pushed on matters of substance, is it possible that Candidate Sanders doesn't exactly know what he's talking about?
      We don't know the answer to that. Because of the culture of the "press," we don't expect to find out.
      Just for the record: Candidate Clinton has said some things along the way which are just flatly bogus. We'll post a few striking examples by the end of the week.
      That said, narrative rules above all! Even she is allowed to misstate in certain pre-approved ways. It all depends on what type of inaccurate thing has been said!"
      On April 15, 2016, Somerby chastises Sanders for calling Clinton racist for using the term super-predator (once in 1996). No recommendation about voting either way.
      On Feb 5, 2016, Somerby says: "Did Hillary Clinton "insult the entire gay community" at that time? We'd be inclined to call that a stretch, even a bit of an ugly stretch."
      This is the kind of lukewarm language Somerby used to defend Clinton from Sanders accusation that she was anti-gay because of DOMA. His defenses of Clinton against other ridiculous Sanders statements is similarly understated. How do you generate enthusiasm for a candidate in the face of habitual understatement?

      Delete
    10. Anon - thanks for providing the basis for your view point - this proves my point. Your whole beef seems to be that TDH didn't go head over heels overboard for Clinton over Sanders. My original critique of your obsessive and faulty take on this is confirmed by the posts you cite.

      Delete
  4. One of my major complaints though, is that Trump is NOT the only person who won. If the media, or our party leaders had woke up (I have to say woke more because it is 2017 and I'm white) and defeated Trump, then we would still have a Republican House and still have a Republican Senate.

    Our problem is much deeper than Hillary/Trump. Hillary was not the only one who lost in Wisconsin. Feingold lost too. My dad said he got outspent. I watched one debate and he was not very impressive.

    There's something wrong with our messaging or our strategy or our goals. We've been getting slaughtered since the electoral massacre of 2010.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for pointing this out.

      Delete
    2. "...we would still have a Republican House and still have a Republican Senate"

      Not holding people accountable was the genius of Obama's eleventy-dimension chess move of looking forward, not back.
      Supported a catastrophic war of choice, torture, and de-regulation of the financial industry? Who are we to judge?

      Delete
  5. President Trump just completely torched the mainstream media, especially CNN, in front of the world and god. CNN followed up by proving his point. He's taking it to the streets. Buckle in. The most dishonest people on earth are getting what they've earned.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. "The most dishonest people on earth are getting what they've earned.
      No they aren't. They are getting to run Trump's economy.

      Delete
  6. This recent infestation of conservative trolls is annoying. I wish they would go away.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Trump was been a way, way better president than Obama so far. He hasn't lost multiple wars, he didn't lose Syria like Obama did embarrassingly not following through on his word and letting Putin come in and do the job. Trump hasn't rolled out any crappy half ass healthcare initiatives or acted stupid on Between Two Ferns or generously rewarded Wall Street after they crashed the economy and all of our pensions like Obama did. Trump may end up to be worse but Obama. C'mon, you call him a liberal???? Neoliberal is more like it. Oligarchical enabler to the mega max.

      Delete
    2. This is a liberal blog because Somerby is liberal. Do you even read the posts -- or do you go straight to the comments?

      Delete
    3. "...or generously rewarded Wall Street after they crashed the economy and all of our pensions like Obama did."

      Wow. If only there was a way to prove yoiiu are full of shit.
      Oops. There is.
      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-22/goldman-is-back-on-top-in-the-trump-administration

      Delete
    4. You can not deny that Obama generously rewarded the banks after they crashed the economy. Can you? You can not deny democrats are fully in bed with Wall Street for the last 25 years at the expense of the working class who they stupidly took for granted.

      y $543 million over the past month to $7.67 bil

      Delete
    5. 1;37 PM,
      No. and never did.
      I was responding to 5:52's idiocy about how Trump didn't reward Wall Street crooks. He certainly did, and all the bullshit that 5:52 uses to deny this, still doesn't make it untrue.

      Delete
    6. 3:34,
      These aren't Conservative trolls.
      Seems they're more likely someone working for George Soros acting like the stupider people in the world (i.e. Conservatives) to further discredit the nonsense Conservatives believe.

      Delete
  7. Republicans have been beating Democrats in Senate, House and State races since 2010. This trend helped Trump win despite a an antagonistic media.

    The question Dems ought to ask themselves is why their party has done so poorly during the last seven years.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is obvious when you look at a map. We have a divide between the center and rural areas of the country and the urban areas on both coasts. This split between the social haves and have nots is going to widen. Perhaps a crisis will force people back to the Democrats (as previous wars and depressions have done). It seems likely given that Republicans are ineffective in addressing the threats coming our way.

      Delete
    2. Look at DavidinCal making believe he's never heard of gerrymandering.
      C'mon, David. Come clean. Are you the world's biggest moron, or just a standard, run of the mill Conservative liar?

      Delete
    3. Gerrymandering is a long-standing problem, but it got no worse during the last 7 years. Also, gerrymandering didn't affect the election of all those Republican Governors and Senators.

      Delete
    4. Not true, David.

      Delete
    5. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    6. Where I agree with David, is in the part where he says Trump is a Republican. True that. He's their standard bearer, and they own him 100%.

      Delete
  8. I'll tell you how we got here: Endless variations on "O"Reilly gets a pass!" All of Bob's biggest targets are acting like patriots, while Bob acts like a pissy little wimp.

    ReplyDelete
  9. My life is back!!! After 3 years of broken marriage, my husband left me with three kids. I felt like my life was about to end i almost committed suicide. Thanks to Doctor Ehimen who i met online as i was browsing through the internet, I came across allot of testimonies about him. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, he restores womb, stop divorces, cure cancer and other sickness. I also come across one particular testimony by Sarah who lives in Finland saying how he brought back her Ex husband after 3 years of divorce. After reading all these, I decided to give it a try. I contacted him and explained my problem to him. In just 12 to 16 hours, my husband came back to me pleading and we resolved our issues and we are even happier than before. Doctor Ehimen is really gifted and i will not stop publishing about his good works. If you have any problem, contact him now for he might be the answer to your problems. Email: Doctorehimenspelltemple@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Bob says, "The rank and file will always need guidance from leaders who offer good, sound advice."

    Here's guidance from an outstanding leader:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJRQ6lWqNG0

    Two dangers we aren't doing anything about are environmental catastrophe and nuclear war. I don't know what Rachel Maddow says about them.

    ReplyDelete

  11. Husband left me and my kids, i was passing though pains, sorrow and heart broke, going crazy but this is how i restored happiness back in my life by getting my husband back. I’m Tiffany Wilson from UK. I'm happily married to a lovely and caring husband with two kids. A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my husband .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce. he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{templeofjoyandprosperity@gmail.com }. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn't call me for the past 7 months,gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of Dr Frank Ojo a spell caster. So, If you have any problem contact him, I give you 100% guarantee that he will help you, Thanks to Dr Frank Ojo for bringing back my husband ,and brought great joy to my family once again, so here his email address { templeofjoyandprosperity@gmail.com } Website address: http://lovespell2.yolasite.com, His Mobile number: +234)90- 39520524, He is a super natural Human and he is the best spell caster online contact him if you have any problem.

    ReplyDelete
  12. My life is devastated! I’m going through hell right now or from the past one month.One month ago,i broke up with my bf.We both were completely in love.But i started having some issues with myself.My mood swings were a lot to handle for him an that point i just felt the need to break up and so i did.And i hurt him to the core which i never wanted to.He kept on begging me but i didn’t hear.Later on he started avoiding me and kind of did everything as you said in your video.it felt bad.I always loved him but i had to break up.I regret breaking up so much.But after that he said no to me.He said he’ll never come back as he cannot put faith in me.I have tried my level best but he is adamant that he cannot trust me.Even though after i realised what i did.I changed myself completely.I dealt with my mood swings and now i don’t get any.He cannot trust me.what should i do?I love himand he does too but he says he don’t have that much courage to come back. one day in my office going through the internet i saw a post of a lady giving testimony on how she got her husband back,i also come across a blog site on how to reunite and get your ex back with a love spell it was really amazing to see this so i copy his email id on http://happyspelltemple.webs.com/ i explain my situation to him and gave him all the details he requested from me, he give me 3 days assurance that my boyfriend will come back after the spell i was so overwal to hear that so i just keep calm and follow up his order coz i really love my boyfriend and want him back. on the third day after the spell as he promise me, my ex call me also show up in my office begging me to forgive him and accept him back with out no delay, i lift him up with a kiss and was so very happy to have him back all my happiness was from Dr happy he is indeed a true man a father and a god sent. plz contact Dr happy on his email id direct at happylovespell2@gmail.com or call his mobile number on +2348133873774

    ReplyDelete
  13. My husband proposed to me again in November 2016, and by Christmas 2016 he was asking for a divorce. He had fallen in love with a gal at work. I struggled to save my marriage, I changed everything. He struggled with who he wanted to be with. The new gal, who has no history and family with him or me, his wife of 24 years. He struggles with depression, refuses to take his medication and drinks. We are officially divorced now, I’m devastated. He is dating the gal from work, living the free life. I’m trying to pick up the pieces and finish raising our boys. I love him more than anything, and I pray that he figures it out and comes home. Not sure this will happen, but I want to help him, because i love him so much my husband is the best that has happen to me in life i was really desperate and ready to do any thing to bring him back home. so one day going through the internet, i saw a post of a lady call Junia Noel testify on how this man help her out with her situation when her husband also left her with out no reason, so i was over joy to see her testimony that Dr happy help her out so i pick a challenge and email him urgently at //happyspelltemple.webs.com/ give him all details he wanted and he respond also to my email with in 30 mins, and gave me the reassurance that my husband will come back after the love spell i never believe in love spell, or magic so i gifted and put my faith on him, so the next day after the spell like he promise, my phone ring guess who it was my husband calling i pick up and he was crying and begging for what he did to me and our son.this time i was so surprise coz i never believe my husband will call and come back home today am fill with joy and happiness coz love and happiness is the key of life indeed Dr happy is a real man a father and a savoir plz email him if you have any difficulty getting your husband back, or stop your marriage from divorce, get your ex boyfriend and girlfriend back now at happylovespell2@gmail.com or call his mobile number on +234813387377

    ReplyDelete
  14. My life is back!!! After 3 years of broken marriage, my husband left me with three kids. I felt like my life was about to end i almost committed suicide. Thanks to Doctor Ehimen who i met online as i was browsing through the internet, I came across allot of testimonies about him. Some people testified that he brought their Ex lover back, he restores womb, stop divorces, cure cancer and other sickness. I also come across one particular testimony by Sarah who lives in Finland saying how he brought back her Ex husband after 3 years of divorce. After reading all these, I decided to give it a try. I contacted him and explained my problem to him. In just 12 to 16 hours, my husband came back to me pleading and we resolved our issues and we are even happier than before. Doctor Ehimen is really gifted and i will not stop publishing about his good works. If you have any problem, contact him now for he might be the answer to your problems. Email: ( Doctorehimenspelltemple@hotmail.com )

    ReplyDelete

  15. Hello, i am Jessica Wayne from TX, USA. Life without my husband was a real mess for me and my children I am so happy to get my Ex back through the help of Dr Noble the spell caster . My greatest surprise was that 48 hours after the Doctor prepared the spell for me, my husband who has abandoned me for 4 years suddenly called me unexpectedly and am so happy that we have come to become one again through the help of Dr Noble and am so happy to be with my husband once again. Dr Noble is a very wonderful spell caster, you can contact him if you need his assistant because i know he can also help you. contact him through his email: templeofjoyandprosperity@gmail.com or call him on +2349039520524 immediately

    ReplyDelete
  16. My husband proposed to me again in November 2016, and by Christmas 2016 he was asking for a divorce. He had fallen in love with a gal at work. I struggled to save my marriage, I changed everything. He struggled with who he wanted to be with. The new gal, who has no history and family with him or me, his wife of 24 years. He struggles with depression, refuses to take his medication and drinks. We are officially divorced now, I’m devastated. He is dating the gal from work, living the free life. I’m trying to pick up the pieces and finish raising our boys. I love him more than anything, and I pray that he figures it out and comes home. Not sure this will happen, but I want to help him, because i love him so much my husband is the best that has happen to me in life i was really desperate and ready to do any thing to bring him back home. so one day going through the internet, i saw a post of a lady call Junia Noel testify on how this man help her out with her situation when her husband also left her with out no reason, so i was over joy to see her testimony that Dr happy help her out so i pick a challenge and email him urgently at //happyspelltemple.webs.com/ give him all details he wanted and he respond also to my email with in 30 mins, and gave me the reassurance that my husband will come back after the love spell i never believe in love spell, or magic so i gifted and put my faith on him, so the next day after the spell like he promise, my phone ring guess who it was my husband calling i pick up and he was crying and begging for what he did to me and our son.this time i was so surprise coz i never believe my husband will call and come back home today am fill with joy and happiness coz love and happiness is the key of life indeed Dr happy is a real man a father and a savoir plz email him if you have any difficulty getting your husband back, or stop your marriage from divorce, get your ex boyfriend and girlfriend back now at happylovespell2@gmail.com or call his mobile number on +2348133873774

    ReplyDelete
  17. My mouth is full of testimonies, Am Mrs Susan. my husband left home for two years to south Africa for a tourist, where he meant this Lady and he was bewitch by the girl my husband refuse to come back home again, i cry day and night looking for who to help me, i read a news paper about a powerful spell caster called DR Ekpiku and i contacted the spell caster to help me get my lover back to me and he ask me not to worry about it that the gods we fight for me.. he told me by mid-night when all the spirit is at rest he will cast a spell to reunite my lover back to me. and he did in less than 3 days my husband came back to me and started crying that i should forgive him, i,m so happy for what this spell caster did for me and my husband..email: Ekpikuspelltemple@live.com
    (1)If you want your ex back.
    (2) if you always have bad dreams.
    (3)if You want to be promoted in your office.or if you have a place to work and you need help
    (5)If you want a child.
    (6)[You want to be rich.

    ReplyDelete

  18. Hello, i am Jessica Wayne from TX, USA. Life without my husband was a real mess for me and my children I am so happy to get my Ex back through the help of Dr Noble the spell caster . My greatest surprise was that 48 hours after the Doctor prepared the spell for me, my husband who has abandoned me for 4 years suddenly called me unexpectedly and am so happy that we have come to become one again through the help of Dr Noble and am so happy to be with my husband once again. Dr Noble is a very wonderful spell caster, you can contact him if you need his assistant because i know he can also help you. contact him through his email: templeofjoyandprosperity@gmail.com or call him on +2349039520524 immediately

    ReplyDelete
  19. My mouth is full of testimonies, Am Mrs Susan Morgan. my husband left home for two years to south Africa for a tourist, where he meant this Lady and he was bewitch by the girl my husband refuse to come back home again, i cry day and night looking for who to help me, i read a news paper about a powerful spell caster called DR Ekpiku and i contacted the spell caster to help me get my lover back to me and he ask me not to worry about it that the gods we fight for me.. he told me by mid-night when all the spirit is at rest he will cast a spell to reunite my lover back to me. and he did in less than 3 days my husband came back to me and started crying that i should forgive him, i,m so happy for what this spell caster did for me and my husband..email: Ekpikuspelltemple@live.com
    (1)If you want your ex back.
    (2) if you always have bad dreams.
    (3)if You want to be promoted in your office.or if you have a place to work and you need help
    (5)If you want a child.
    (6)[You want to be rich.

    ReplyDelete


  20. PROPHET LUCKY THE BEST AND POWERFUL SPELL CASTER CONTACT HIM THROUGH HIS WEBSITE ON:
    https://luckyspelltemple.wordpress.com

    This has really worked and I am proud to testify of it. I saw a post on how a lady got her man back by Prophet Lucky. He helped her to get her Ex Husband back. My Husband divorce me 2 years ago to live with another woman and i have try to let go of him but i could not, so i try to do many things to get him back and he refuse to come back to me. I visit a forum one day for tips to get him back and there is saw a lady testifying of how Prophet Lucky helped he to get her man back after he was tie down with a spell by another woman and Prophet Lucky was the one that help her. Although I never believed in spiritual work I reluctantly tried him because I was desperate and i contact him and explain my problems to him, to my greatest surprise Prophet Lucky helped me to bring back my man after 2 days and now my relationship is now perfect just as he promised. Getting your ex back permanently spell does not only bring back someone you love but it will also re-ignite your lovers feelings for you to be as happy with that person. My man now treats me like a queen and always say he love me all the time. If you are passing through difficulties in your relationship Email him for urgent help. luckyspelltemple@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. How to save your relationship and married When your partner Wants a Divorce
    Hi My name is MIKE ' just want to share my experience with the world on how i got my love back and saved my marriage... I was married for 7years with 2kids and we lived happily until things started getting ugly and we had fights and arguments almost every time... it got worse at a point that she filed for divorce... I tried my best to make her change her mind & stay with me cause i loved her with all my heart and didn't want to loose her but everything just didn't work out... she moved out of the house and still went ahead to file for divorce... I pleaded and tried everything but still nothing worked. The breakthrough came when someone introduced me to this wonderful, great spell caster who eventually helped me out... I have never been a fan of things like this but just decided to try reluctantly cause I was desperate and left with no choice... He did special prayers and used roots and herbs... Within 7 days she called me and was sorry for all the emotional trauma she had cost me, moved back to the house and we continue to live happily, the kids are happy too and we are expecting our third child. I have introduced him to a lot of couples with problems across the world and they have had good news... Just thought I should share my experience cause I strongly believe someone out there need's it... You can email him via ( prophetwilliamsspiritualtemple@gmail.com ) Don't give up just yet, the different between 'Ordinary' & 'Extra-Ordinary' is the 'Extra' so make extra effort to save your marriage/relationship if it's truly worth or call him or What's App him on : +2347082961879 Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  22. My Name Lisa , i want to thank Dr Madu for the spell he did for me after i lost my husband to another lady at his working place, Dr Madu cast a love spell for me and in 2 days my husband returned home to me and my kids with so much love,if you need his help!! You can contact him via email: maduutemple@gmail.com or add him on whats-app +2349038103368.

    ReplyDelete
  23. How to Get an Ex Back
    My boyfriend broke up with me, its been 4 days now. We have been dating since 2013. . We ve been dating for 4 years now. Through this years we have had a really good relationship it was serious and we really wanted to be with each other forever. Of course we had arguments but nothing too bad. I know that these past 3 months I have taken him for granted thinking he would always be there but was wrong. he told me he didn’t want to be in a relationship that he wanted to take time with himself. But he was still kissin me and hugging me and telling me that he will always love me and I hold a special place in his heart. I realized that right before he done this that I needed to get my act together but I guess was too late. I really love this guy there is something different about him he is the love of my life and I wanted us to have a better relationship than ever,and I wouldn’t ever take him for granted ever again I really do want to marry this guy and he wanted that too but i don't know how to get him back with out being clingy and desperate. Obviously he needed his space because he cheated on me and this time I really need help to bring him back and marry me, one day i was online and i saw a good testimony of how PROPHET WILLIAMS a real Great spell caster help to restored back broken marriage, getting ex back, fix broken relationship. so i copy his email via prophetwilliamsspiritualtemple@gmail.com and told him all my problems so he ask me not to worry,and he said my problem are solved that in 24 hours i will get him back which i believe in and put all my hope on him and to my greatest surprise, after the spell my boyfriend who broke up with me gave me a call to apology and feel so sorry for ever breaking my heart, my boyfriend is back with the help of PROPHET WILLIAMS the real spell caster so email him now for help via Email ; prophetwilliamsspiritualtemple@gmail.com for Help, call or What's App him on : +2347082961879 THANKS..

    ReplyDelete
  24. My name is Doris melody am from USA, After 15 years relationship with my Husband, he changed suddenly and stopped contacting me regularly, he would come up with excuses of not seeing me all the time. He stopped answering my calls and my sms and he stopped seeing me regularly. I then started catching him with different girls several times but every time he would say that he love me and that he needed some time to think about our relationship.But cannot stop thinking about him so i decided to go online and i saw so many good talk about this spell caster and i contact him and explain my problems to him.He cast a love spell for me which i use and after 2 day, my Husband came back to me and started contacting me regularly and we moved in together after a few months and he was more open to me than before and he started spending more time with me than his friends. We eventually got married and we now have been married happily for 1 years with. Ever since Dr.Aluebor helped me, my partner is very stable, faithful and closer to me than before.You can also contact this spell caster and get your relationship and any kind of problem okay his email<Alueborhomeofsolution@gmail.com
    Alueborhomeofsolution@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. HELLO:
    my name is joel sandra from Canada, i want to testify to the general public on how my relationship was restored back by the great power’s of Dr,UZOYA After three months of loneliness, my ex-lover called me after my contact with Dr,UZOYA that he want us to come back and start a good home, now we are happily married with a kid. All thanks to Dr,UZOYA for his spiritual help. You can contact him on his email if you have similar problem, or any solution you may need, job, divorce, promotion in you place of work, healing,money spell, etc.you can Contact him via email: [driraborspellcaster@gmail.com] OR you can also reach him directly on his cell phone number +13019098775 you can go through his website on
    https://driraborspellcaste.wixsite.com/spell-caster

    ReplyDelete
  26. I recently got back with my ex and i had the help of a spell caster who made it possible in less than 48 hours and it has been amazing to have him back cos everything is perfect now you can contact this God sent man via eduduzadsontemple@yahoo.com  

    ReplyDelete